Winter is a time of fun and exploration for those who enjoy outdoor activities like skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and sledding. It’s also a time of year where homebodies tend to hibernate indoors even more, resulting in hours spent reading books, playing video games, and watching all of the Netflix and Hulu specials. Sounds great, right? Whatever your views are on winter and however you approach this season, it’s up to you in order to make the most of out of the darkest and coldest time of the year.
The Challenge Up Keeping It Clean During The Winter
Unfortunately, whether you’re bundling up inside of your luxury apartment in Broomfield or you’re spending time in the nearby Rocky Mountains, you’re probably making more of a mess than you otherwise would in the summer. Of course, that depends on your lifestyle, but in general, people tend to be lazier about keeping things clean to due to the lack of sunlight and subsequent lack of energy. In this case, how do you keep things looking good?
Let The Stonegate Apartments Help!
Fear not, because the Stonegate Apartments, your source for one, two, and three bedroom luxury apartments in Broomfield, are here to help you stay tidy this winter. We offer multiple floor plans to suit your preferred living situation (i.e. roommates or no roommates), our amenities are quite generous, and we’re just minutes from Boulder and Denver in either direction. It doesn’t get much better than that!
Continue reading below for some practical and clever tips to keep your apartment clean in the coming months (and ideally, for as long as you’re here!), and as always, don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions about our luxury apartments in Broomfield. Let’s get started.
Get A Heavy-Duty Boot Scraper/Door Mat
If you don’t have somewhere to immediately clean off your shoes or boots upon entering your apartment, then you’re bound to track in plenty of water, dirt, leaves, and other outdoor grime that doesn’t belong on your floor (but tends to make it there anyway).
You can find boot trays out there that provide a great way to collect snowmelt and other forms of moisture that would otherwise puddle up on your floor. Really, any watertight-type of tray with raised edges works.
As far as a strict boot scraper goes, we’re thinking of something along the lines of this.
Keep A Swiffer On Hand For Clean Floors
If properly wiping off your footwear and changing down into socks isn’t enough to keep your apartment floors from getting all grimy, simply keep a Swiffer-type system nearby with plenty of spare fluid and disposable wipes. In any case, it’s just good to have a simple instant-floor mop on hand to quickly wipe up spills in general.
Give Your Outwear Some Space To Breathe
After a long, cold morning of running errands, you’re probably keen to shed off your layers once you enter inside your warm Broomfield apartment. That’s all fine and dandy, but if your jacket is wet from snowfall, it’s not a good idea to immediately stash it in a cramped hall closet. A wet jacket will start to smell funky, and over time, won’t wick away moisture as well as it should. These type of garments (and all garments, really) need a chance to dry out.
Consider a putting a multi-pronged coat rack in the corner of your living room to allow your outwear a chance to breathe and dry out.
Organize Your Cold Weather Gear
If you’re routinely bundling up before you head out the door, it only makes sense to make these clothing items highly accessible in an aesthetically pleasing manner. Get a simple cubby or drawer storage system to put inside of your hall closet or cleverly place it somewhere that could also function as an end table between two sections of your couch. Remember, convenience and utility can also double function as tasteful decor…to an extent.
Routinely Make Your Bed
This is a year-round cleaning tip, and it’s certainly not exclusive to our luxury apartments in Broomfield, but it’s one worth following no matter how busy you are. Sure, you’ll have to take a little bit of precious time out of each morning to make your bed, but trust us when we say that it will make all the difference.
Plan Ahead During The Fall And Get A Head Start In The Spring
Of course, we’re in the smack dab middle of these seasons right now, but it’s important to leave this blog post with the knowledge that it’s easier to keep it clean during the winter when you’ve prepared to do so during the other seasons. This is especially the case during the fall.
Divide the cleaning work that you need to do by each room, starting with the common areas (kitchen, living room, bathroom, etc.) and ending with your bedroom(s).
Accept That Things Won’t Be Perfect
You’re more likely to maintain a perfectly clean apartment during the warmer seasons, but unless you’re an absolute perfectionist and proud neat freak, know that things will probably always be dirty during the winter. That’s completely fine; we’re not judging you! So long as you’re a respectful tenant, you’re a winner in our book.
Let The Stonegate Apartments Know How We Can Help
Our goal is to make you feel safe, comfortable, and secure at our luxury apartments in Broomfield. Get in touch with us if you have any questions!